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Railroad crossings get updates

...Southern continues to replace wood with rubber.Officials said the upgrades were long...out so much quicker, we're going with rubber that goes right up against the rail," Gilmer said.Norfolk Southern began using rubber in 2005 and has seen fewer issues since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-27/railroad-crossings-get-update
Drugs found in inmate's locker during random search

...locker belonging to inmate Sedewick Shaw, 54, he found three small bundles of marijuana in plastic wrap and stuffed into a rubber glove.A field test confirmed the substance was, in fact, marijuana, and deputies obtained a warrant against Shaw on a charge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/drugs-found-inmates-lo
Augusta GreenJackets field thriving under groundskeeper Zach Severns

...widened the basepaths by a couple feet, got the back infield arc to its proper height and put in new base anchors, mound rubbers and a home plate.Manager Mike Goff, and current players who previously played at Lake Olmstead, have complimented Severns...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-21/augusta-greenjackets-fie
Peyton Manning gets to face former team in rubber match

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning gets to face his former team and his successor after Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts beat Cincinnati in the wild-card round Sunday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-04/peytyon-manning-gets-face-for
US factory output eclipses pre-recession high

...production snapped three previous months of declining auto output.Additional gains came from food and wood, plastics and rubber-based products.That pushed up the rate of factory capacity utilization to 80.1 percent, breaking the 80 percent threshold...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/us-factory-output-eclipses
What Is It?

...spirit of the affordable performance car, the Road Runner was born."It was very spartan in comparison to the GTX. It had rubber flooring (no carpeting) and came with bench front seats instead of buckets. It had one endearing factor: The 'beep-beep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-01-01/what-it
Stroke survivor bounces back to cook again

...New Exodus Baptist Church on Morgan Road. Perhaps her most profitable tools include mixing bowls, baking pans and a small rubber mat that holds dishes in place while she stirs cake batter.Last week, Bain baked key lime cake for Neuro Restorative's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-17/stroke-survivor-bounces-back
Fire shuts down half of tire plant

...combines up to 3,000 pounds of natural and synthetic rubbers together. "The rubber went under a conveyer belt and ignited because it...precaution. Bridgestone Firestone makes tires and other rubber products and has about 1,000 employees at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/13/met_408604.shtml
Metro
Single engine rule is a good one

...dead. The loss of rubber wedges, known as "bump rubbers" was a surprise...start a race with bump rubbers in the front springs...relatively easy to remove a rubber and change the handling...dollars worth of bump rubbers and springs, as well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/07/oth_311596.shtml
Other sports
DSM says Q1 earnings rise 28 percent

...materials used in products such as bulletproof vests and fiber-optic wire casings; and polymers, used in nylon, synthetic rubbers and plastics.Augusta has the headquarters for DSM Chemicals North America.In the performance materials segment, DSM said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-04-27/dsm-says-q1-earnings-rise-
Business